This case study will use the Water Testing and Awareness Project (WaterTAP) data set to address the following research questions:
Do local drinking water supplies meet regulatory guidelines for drinking water standards as identified under the Safe Drinking Water Act?
Across the APUS community, does preferred drinking water supply, whether tap water, well water, or bottled water, meet regulatory guidelines?
To bring an awareness of drinking water quality and analysis to environmental science students, EVSP310 Water Science students conduct their own hands-on testing of water samples in their homes, offices, or other supplies of interest, using a readily available water analysis test kit that can detect parameters such as lead, pesticide, coliform bacteria, iron, nitrates, nitrites, chlorine, copper, alkalinity, pH, and/or water hardness.
If you requested a kit earlier in the class session you will run the test using the provided instructions and then report results to a central data entry form (https://tinyurl.com/WaterTAPResults) you may have previously completed this step – please only enter data you generated in your own testing in this database – and please only enter your data once
For all questions on this assignment that ask you to review and analyze the WaterTAP class data, please access the data set
**Data Set is attached